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QuickStart

This Quickstart tutorial walks you through the key concepts of Web3MQ using a sample react project and successfully send your first "hello world" to your friend!

Installation​

Install Web3MQ's JS SDK using a package manager of your choice

npm install @web3mq/client
or
yarn add @web3mq/client
tip

The webpack version in your React application needs to be above 5.0.0, webpack 4.0.0 is not supported at the moment.

Initialize Client​

Initialize Client and Connect to Web3MQ Network

In order to connect to the Web3MQ Network, both users and developers authenticate through wallet signatures, we demonstrate below with an Ethereum wallet via Metamask, but Web3MQ is built to be compatible with wallets across different chains.

Initialize Client and Connect to Web3MQ Network​

note

While we are committed to building an open and collectively owned public good, our early stage testnet requires an API key in order to connect. This is to control capacity to make sure that each early partner and developer is able to build a great experience on top of Web3MQ. Apply here.

As Web3MQ is a federated network, our default JS SDK client has a method to help you connect to the best node for you.

Simply calling Client.init without connectUrl or an empty string returns a url of the best node determined for you, and this url can be stored locally.

import {Client} from '@web3mq/client';

// You can save the bestEndpointUrl locally to skip endpoint search next time, which will save time, and
const bestEndpointUrl = await Client.init({
connectUrl: '', //
app_key: 'app_key', // temporary authorization key obtained by applying, will be removed in future testnets and mainnet
});

Calling Client.init with a specific connectUrl forces the client to connect to that specific node. When bestEndpointUrl is stored, it might be time-saving to connect directly instead of running the search again.

import {Client} from '@web3mq/client';

const fastUrl = await Client.init({
connectUrl: bestEndpointUrl, // takes in a valid endpoint url as input, when this paramter is given, client will always connect to that specific node.
app_key: 'app_key', // Appkey applied from our team
});

API endpoints​

During this initial testing phase, we've hosted complete networks of Web3MQ nodes in different regions around the globe. Connect to these endpoints below, to access the Web3MQ Testnet.

Register User​

Sign with wallet to register user and obtain message encryption keys

For any first-time user of Web3MQ's network, you'll need to register on Web3MQ's network. Web3MQ's JS SDK takes care of the key generation process and subsequent wallet signing process. Client.register.register is a utility method that does this automatically.

Login demo​

Code​

login registration using JavaScript SDK​

import React, {useMemo, useState, useEffect} from "react";
import {Client, KeyPairsType, WalletType} from "@web3mq/client";

const loginDemo = async () => {
const password = '123456';
const didType: WalletType = 'eth' // or 'starknet';

// 1. connect wallet and get user
const {address: didValue} = await Client.register.getAccount(didType);
const {userid, userExist} = await Client.register.getUserInfo({
did_value: didValue,
did_type: didType,
});
// 2. create main key pairs
const {publicKey: localMainPublicKey, secretKey: localMainPrivateKey} = await Client.register.getMainKeypair({
password,
did_value: didValue,
did_type: didType,
});

if (!userExist) {
// register func
const {signContent} = await Client.register.getRegisterSignContent({
userid,
mainPublicKey: localMainPublicKey,
didType,
didValue,
});
const {sign: signature, publicKey: did_pubkey = ""} =
await Client.register.sign(signContent, didValue, didType);
const params = {
userid,
didValue,
mainPublicKey: localMainPublicKey,
did_pubkey,
didType,
nickname: "",
avatar_url: `https://cdn.stamp.fyi/avatar/${didValue}?s=300`,
signature,
};
const registerRes = await Client.register.register(params);
console.log(registerRes)
}
// login func
const {
tempPrivateKey,
tempPublicKey,
pubkeyExpiredTimestamp,
mainPrivateKey,
mainPublicKey,
} = await Client.register.login({
password,
mainPublicKey: localMainPublicKey,
mainPrivateKey: localMainPrivateKey,
userid,
didType,
didValue,
});
}

loginDemo()

login registration using react components​

Installation​

Install Web3MQ's react components using a package manager of your choice

npm install @web3mq/react-components
or
yarn add @web3mq/react-components
import React, {useEffect, useState} from "react";
import {AppTypeEnum, LoginModal} from "@web3mq/react-components";
import "@web3mq/react-components/dist/css/index.css";
import {Client} from "@web3mq/client";

const App: React.FC = () => {
const [fastestUrl, setFastUrl] = useState<string | null>(null);
const [isLogin, setIsLogin] = useState(false);
const handleLoginEvent = (event: any) => {
console.log(event, "event");
if (event.data && event.type === "login") {
setIsLogin(true);
}
};

const init = async () => {
const tempPubkey = localStorage.getItem("PUBLIC_KEY") || "";
const didKey = localStorage.getItem("DID_KEY") || "";
const fastUrl = await Client.init({
connectUrl: localStorage.getItem("FAST_URL"),
app_key: "vAUJTFXbBZRkEDRE",
env: "dev",
didKey,
tempPubkey,
});
localStorage.setItem("FAST_URL", fastUrl);
setFastUrl(fastUrl);
};

useEffect(() => {
init();
document.body.setAttribute("data-theme", "light");
}, []);
if (!fastestUrl) {
return null;
}

let mainKeys = null;
const mainPrivateKey = localStorage.getItem(`MAIN_PRIVATE_KEY`);
const mainPublicKey = localStorage.getItem(`MAIN_PUBLIC_KEY`);
const address = localStorage.getItem("WALLET_ADDRESS");
if (mainPublicKey && mainPrivateKey && address) {
mainKeys = {
publicKey: mainPublicKey,
privateKey: mainPrivateKey,
walletAddress: address,
};
}

return (
<div>
{isLogin ? (
<div>login success</div>
) : (
<LoginModal
keys={mainKeys || undefined}
handleLoginEvent={handleLoginEvent}
appType={AppTypeEnum.pc}
containerId={""}
loginBtnNode={<button className="sign_btn">MetaMask</button>}
/>
)}
</div>
);
};

export default App;


Get Client Instance​

Get Client Instance

Use Demo​

Code​

tip

After successful login, you can get the secret key pair from the returned result


const {
tempPrivateKey,
tempPublicKey,
pubkeyExpiredTimestamp,
mainPrivateKey,
mainPublicKey,
} = loginRes

const keys = {
PrivateKey: tempPrivateKey,
PublicKey: tempPublicKey,
userid: localStorage.getItem('userid')
};

const client = Client.getInstance(keys);

Create room​

After initializing the client and registering your user, the next step is to connect to a room

Use Demo Code​

Code​

client.channel.createRoom();
<button
onClick={() => {
client.channel.createRoom();
}}>
createGroup
</button>

Send message​

Code​

client.message.sendMessage('Hello World');
<button
onClick={() => {
client.message.sendMessage('Hello World');
}}>
sendMessage
</button>

Full Example​

  1. Copy the Root Components Code to App.tsx
  2. Create a Child.tsx file and copy the Child Components Code to Child.tsx

Root Components Code​

import React, {useEffect, useMemo, useState} from 'react';
import {Client, KeyPairsType, WalletType} from '@web3mq/client';
import {AppTypeEnum, LoginModal} from "@web3mq/react-components";
import '@web3mq/react-components/dist/css/index.css';

// Root components
const App: React.FC = () => {
const hasKeys = useMemo(() => {
const PrivateKey = localStorage.getItem('PRIVATE_KEY') || '';
const PublicKey = localStorage.getItem('PUBLIC_KEY') || '';
const userid = localStorage.getItem('userid') || '';
if (PrivateKey && PublicKey && userid) {
return { PrivateKey, PublicKey, userid };
}
return null;
}, []);
const [keys, setKeys] = useState<KeyPairsType | null>(hasKeys);
const [fastestUrl, setFastUrl] = useState<string | null>(null);
const [groupMsg, setGroupMsg] = useState('');
const [groupChatMsgList, setGroupChatMsgList] = useState([]);
const [chatRoomName, setChatRoomName] = useState('');

const init = async () => {
const tempPubkey = localStorage.getItem('PUBLIC_KEY') || '';
const didKey = localStorage.getItem('DID_KEY') || '';
const fastUrl = await Client.init({
connectUrl: localStorage.getItem('FAST_URL'),
app_key: 'vAUJTFXbBZRkEDRE',
env: 'dev',
didKey,
tempPubkey,
});
localStorage.setItem('FAST_URL', fastUrl);
setFastUrl(fastUrl);
};
const handleLoginEvent = (eventData: any) => {
if (eventData.data) {
if (eventData.type === 'login') {
const {
privateKey,
publicKey,
tempPrivateKey,
tempPublicKey,
didKey,
userid,
address,
pubkeyExpiredTimestamp,
} = eventData.data;
localStorage.setItem('userid', userid);
localStorage.setItem('PRIVATE_KEY', tempPrivateKey);
localStorage.setItem('PUBLIC_KEY', tempPublicKey);
localStorage.setItem('WALLET_ADDRESS', address);
localStorage.setItem(`MAIN_PRIVATE_KEY`, privateKey);
localStorage.setItem(`MAIN_PUBLIC_KEY`, publicKey);
localStorage.setItem(`DID_KEY`, didKey);
localStorage.setItem('PUBKEY_EXPIRED_TIMESTAMP', String(pubkeyExpiredTimestamp));
setKeys({
PrivateKey: tempPrivateKey,
PublicKey: tempPublicKey,
userid,
});
}
if (eventData.type === 'register') {
const { privateKey, publicKey, address } = eventData.data;
localStorage.setItem('WALLET_ADDRESS', address);
localStorage.setItem(`MAIN_PRIVATE_KEY`, privateKey);
localStorage.setItem(`MAIN_PUBLIC_KEY`, publicKey);
}
}
};

useEffect(() => {
init();
document.getElementsByTagName('body')[0].setAttribute('data-theme', 'light');
}, []);

if (!keys) {
let mainKeys = null;
const mainPrivateKey = localStorage.getItem(`MAIN_PRIVATE_KEY`);
const mainPublicKey = localStorage.getItem(`MAIN_PUBLIC_KEY`);
const address = localStorage.getItem('WALLET_ADDRESS');
if (mainPublicKey && mainPrivateKey && address) {
mainKeys = {
publicKey: mainPublicKey,
privateKey: mainPrivateKey,
walletAddress: address,
};
}
return <LoginModal
keys={mainKeys || undefined}
handleLoginEvent={handleLoginEvent}
appType={AppTypeEnum.pc}
containerId={''}
loginBtnNode={
<button className="sign_btn">
MetaMask
</button>
}
/>;
}


if (!fastestUrl) {
return null;
}
const handleEvent = (event: any) => {
console.log(event, 'event');
};
const client = Client.getInstance(keys);
client.on('channel.activeChange', handleEvent);
client.on('channel.created', handleEvent);
client.on('message.delivered', handleEvent);
client.on('channel.getList', handleEvent);
client.on('channel.updated', handleEvent);

const createRoom = async () => {
await client.channel.createRoom({
group_name: chatRoomName || 'default room',
});
await client.channel.queryChannels({
page: 1,
size: 20,
});
if (client.channel.channelList) {
await client.channel.setActiveChannel(client.channel.channelList[0]);
}
};

const sendMsg = async () => {
if (!groupMsg) {
alert('message required');
}
await client.message.sendMessage(groupMsg);
};

return (
<div>
<div>
<h1>chat</h1>
<div>
Chat room name :
<input
type="text"
value={chatRoomName}
onChange={(e) => setChatRoomName(e.target.value)}
/>
</div>
<button onClick={createRoom}>createRoom</button>
<div>
msg :<input type="text" value={groupMsg} onChange={(e) => setGroupMsg(e.target.value)} />
</div>
<button onClick={sendMsg}>send</button>
<div>
<ul>
{groupChatMsgList.map((item: any, index) => {
return <li>{item.content}</li>;
})}
</ul>
</div>
</div>
</div>
);
};

export default App;